Man accused of shooting SCV sheriff’s deputy returns to court

Deputies work to secure the scene on the 21300 block of Bottletree Lane in Newhall, Calif. where one of their colleagues was shot. Ryan Painter/The Signal.

A Newhall man accused of shooting a Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station deputy in 2017 returned to court Friday.

Monolito Alexander Guerra, 31, is accused of shooting Deputy Albert White in the neck in Newhall on Nov. 28, 2017.

He is set to return on April 30 for a preliminary hearing setting.

At the time of the incident, Guerra was on parole after serving two years in jail. A little over a month after his release, he was shot multiple times in a shootout with SCV Sheriff’s Station deputies.

The incident occurred after he allegedly shot White on Bottletree Lane, according to Lt. Joe Mendoza, of the Sheriff’s Department Homicide Bureau.

White suffered a “through-and-through” wound, meaning the bullet left an entry and exit wound, and though he was initially hospitalized and listed in critical condition, he returned to work in 2018 after recovering from the injury.

Guerra was hospitalized with non-life-threatening wounds following the shooting, being first taken to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital and then the USC Medical Center on Dec. 10, 2017.

He is being held in lieu of $5.75 million bail.

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